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6 reasons for winter sports in Saint François Longchamp

6x why you should enjoy winter sports in Saint François Longchamp

Get up early, have breakfast with some fresh rolls, put on ski clothes, bring your skis or snowboard with you, and off to the ski elevator you go. Ready for a wonderful day on the slopes! Can you not wait to travel to the mountains for an unforgettable ski vacation, but are you still unsure about your exact vacation destination? In that case, opt for Saint François Longchamp: a versatile and cozy ski village in the French Alps. Together with the well-known ski resort Valmorel, Saint François Longchamp forms the ski area Le Grand Domaine. We give you 6 reasons why you should choose Saint François Longchamp for your ski vacation.

Saint Francois Longchamp

✦ Specially geared toward families

Your welcome in Saint François Longchamp, the activities organized, the accommodations and infrastructure: everything in this French village is geared toward families and children. That's why Saint François Longchamp is labeled "Family Plus" for a reason, a label that guarantees a service specifically aimed at families. Moreover, the ski area Le Grand Domaine is very clear with fun and easy slopes as well as modern and safe ski lifts. A perfect area for families! And are you worried about partying youngsters in the crowded après-ski? That's really not much of an issue in Saint François Longchamp.

✦ Connected to Valmorel (Le Grand Domaine).

The ski area of Saint François Longchamp is connected to the popular ski resort of Valmorel. Together they form the ski area Le Grand Domaine with a total of 165 km of slopes (90 ski runs), 50 ski elevators, an altitude difference of 1300 meters, play areas with a snow park, and much more. Are you a beginner winter sports enthusiast or already very advanced? There are amazing slopes for everyone! Le Grand Domaine is located on both sides of the Col de la Madeleine, which is best known for its cycling stages in the Tour de France.

Parc Madeleine

✦ Perfect location at ski resort

Saint François Longchamp has an ideal location, right on the ski resort of Le Grand Domaine. That's why many accommodations in this village offer ski in & ski out, including Parc Madeleine from Villa Parcs. From your ski apartment or chalet, you can be on the slopes in no time. Half an hour in the ski bus before you can start? You won't have to during a skiing holiday in Saint François Longchamp. The skiing or snowboarding fun can begin as soon as possible!

✦ Grand and breathtaking panoramas

Did you just step off the ski lift at the top? Then don't race down immediately, but take a moment to take in the panoramic view. The beautiful white snow-capped peaks contrasting against a clear blue sky (when you are lucky): it is truly beautiful! Or, when it's cloudy and the mountain peaks rise up above the clouds: also a wonderful sight. From the ski resort of Saint François Longchamp, you can admire the Mont-Blanc and the glacier of L'Étendard

Sled dogs

✦ More than just skiing

Saint François Longchamp offers much more than skiing and snowboarding. There are plenty of alternatives! How about snowshoeing, tobogganing or cross-country skiing? Highly recommended in Saint François Longchamp is a dog sled ride with beautiful husky dogs. Isn't that cruel to the dogs? No, because the favorite thing for a husky is to get rid of some energy! In addition, Saint François Longchamp offers you the opportunity to relax at the spa, the Centre de Balnéôtherapie, or get a taste of local culture as well as the local food. Ideal when you want to taste the winter sports atmosphere, but prefer not to strap on your skis or snowboard.

✦ Easy to reach

Skiing in Saint François Longchamp is not only fun, the French ski village is also very easily accessible. Take the A43 into the Maurienne valley, follow this road to the village of La Chambre and climb up here via the famous Col de La Madeleine mountain pass. An easy, pleasant and beautiful mountain road. Saint François Longchamp is a 2-hour drive from Lyon and Geneva and about 90 km from Chambéry airport. 

Parc Madeleine in Saint François Longchamp

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Have you been convinced to go for a winter sport in Saint François Longchamp? If so, all you need is a good base. Parc Madeleine, the only 4-star park in Saint François Longchamp, is just that. Here, you can stay in a detached chalet or a comfortably furnished apartment. And your ski pass? You can easily include them in your booking at Parc Madeleine at a lower price. The staff is also happy to help you find suitable ski equipment and any ski lessons. Park your car in the covered parking lot and store your ski equipment safely and dry in the ski lockers.


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